Join us on Monday, February 24th for SICK AND TENDER: Simi Anderson & Amy Berkowitz in Conversation, hosted by The Colloquium for Unpopular Culture and co-sponsored by MCC, NYU Center for Disability Studies, and NYU Department of English.
“An invisible illness with uncertain causes and imprecise diagnostic criteria, fibromyalgia is largely defined by its mystery. And yet, when the onset of this pain follows a traumatic event (as it often does), it’s hard not to understand that trauma as a certain kind of key. To hold that key in a palm made sweaty by too much coffee. To never put it down for the feeling that at any moment it could completely unlock the mystery and solve the problem of your pain.” (Amy Berkowitz)“Illness is the only form of ‘life’ possible under capitalism.” (The Socialist Patients’ Collective)